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Alberta M. Houle dies at age 97

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Alberta M. Houle (Kleckner), age 97 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at The Willows of Valparaiso, Ind.

She was born on June 6, 1916, in New Paris, Ind., to Carl and Bertha Neher-Kleckner, both of whom preceded her in death.

Alberta is survived by her son, Albert (Marcia) Gaston, step-children, James Houle and Bonnie Houle; grandchildren, Deborah Gaston, Lisa Gaston, Rob Gaston, Marya (Greg) Tierney, Michael Jensen, Patrick Jensen, Eric Jensen and Jill (Jim) Olden, along with numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Gaston in 1965 and Daniel Houle in 2008; daughter, Joyce Jensen; step-son Daniel Houle Jr. and siblings, Lova Carlson, Vera Werblo, Mary Louise Clack and Kenneth Kleckner.

Alberta was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Westchester Senior Citizens.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind.

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Posted 1/13/2014